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Owls of the Worldby James R. Duncan
Synopses & Reviews
This abundantly illustrated reference features:
- Detailed description, history, habitat, range maps and conservation status for 205 species
- Common and scientific names
- Commonly known owl behavior, plus recently discovered mating, hunting and survival techniques
- The nature of owls including the discovery of a new owl species
- Owls in mythology and culture
- Threats to owl populations
- A world directory of owl species, including taxonomy and a range map for each species
Book News Annotation:
Duncan is an ornithologist specializing in owls now working for the Province of Manitoba. He explains the nature of owls, their place in mythology and culture, the study of them, threats, and protection efforts. Then he describes 205 species, their distribution, and conservation status. He includes many color photographs. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
205 owl species from around the world are described and compared, including their history, habitat, taxonomy, range map, conservation status, common and scientific names, behavior, world directory, and owls in mythology and culture.
An in-depth reference to owls around the world.
Owls of the World traces the remarkable evolution of 205 owl species and their place within the avian order as both predators and prey. Major owl species are covered as well as the lesser-known species only be found in more remote geographic locations. The owls of Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia are compared with North American, European, and Asian species in terms of habitat, adaptability and physical appearance.
This abundantly illustrated reference features: Detailed description, history, habitat, range maps and conservation status for 205 speciesCommon and scientific namesCommonly known owl behavior, plus recently discovered mating, hunting and survival techniquesThe nature of owls including the discovery of a new owl speciesOwls in mythology and cultureThreats to owl populationsA world directory of owl species, including taxonomy and a range map for each species
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-302) and index.
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